The Golden Spread Antique Machinery Association


| April/May 1992



Hart Parr Tractor

Submitted by Donald Sell Rt. 2, Box 15 Perryton, Texas 79070.

The 14th annual Golden Spread Antique Machinery Association Show drew a record number of exhibitors in September, as over 51 different individuals traveled from as far away as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, and Indiana to be a part of the event.

The show is held each year at the Donald Sell home and Country Time Antiques, located ten miles east and five miles south of Perryton, Texas, in the top of the Texas Panhandle.

Rapidly becoming known as one of the southwest's most prominent antique machinery exhibits, the 1991 show featured Hart Parr/Oliver tractors to the tune of over 30 models on display. Three of the world's rarest Hart Parrs also were on display and intrigued showgoers during the afternoon parade as each made its way around the arena in front of the viewing stands in perfect running order.

'A lot of people came just to see the Hart Parr and Olivers all together,' said Donald Sell, association member. 'As far as we know, this is the first show with such a complete Hart Parr line on display.' The September event was also the first time in history that a Hart Parr 40, a Hart Parr Old Reliable, a Hart Parr Little Red Devil, and a Hart Parr Oil King were all at the same show.

According to Sell, the Little Red Devil is the only one known to be in complete running order in the U.S. It was built in 1915 and 1916, was a three-wheel tractor, and was displayed by Harold Ottoway of Wichita, Kansas.